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The Best Easy Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad Recipe

Easy Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad- Recipe

This Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad is the perfect balance of crisp and creamy and is the perfect side dish for a summer BBQ!

Broccoli Summer Salad

This is the perfect side dish for a vegan BBQ or a great vegan lunch salad that’s packed full of fiber. Your friends and family will devour it, and won’t even know it’s vegan!Β Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer. It also contains vitamin C, fiber, folate, potassium, calcium, iron, and other nutrients. This recipe includes all these nutrients and tastes great!

How long does broccoli salad last in the fridge?

A: This Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two days. If stored separately from the dressing it can last up to 4 days. πŸ™‚

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How far ahead to make the Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad?

A: It’s best if you can make it at least 1 hour ahead, but you can make it up to 24 hours in advance and it will still be nice and crisp!

Easy Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad

How do you make broccoli taste good?

A: Put it in a salad with all kinds of other yummy things – like this one 😜 Try it and let me know what you think! Broccoli also tastes good fried with olive oil and garlic, in soups, in teriyaki stir fry, or with a vegan cheese sauce.Β 

Broccoli Health Benefits

Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps protect against colds and flu. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid, and it is found in citrus fruits, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kiwi fruit, mangoes, oranges, papaya, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, and watermelon.

Broccoli is also rich in fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, protein, riboflavin, thiamine, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, K, and E. It has been shown to help prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, improve bone density, and fight off infections.

Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad
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Easy Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad

This vegan broccoli salad is the perfect balance of crisp and creamy and is the perfect side dish for a summer BBQ!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ side dish, broccoli grape salad, Broccoli Salad, Vegan BBQ dish, Vegan Broccoli Salad, Vegan salad, Vegan side dish, Vegan summer salad, vegan summer side dish
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 crowns broccoli
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard (optional)

Instructions

  • Start by chopping the broccoli into bite sized pieces. Remove any broccoli stems. You can keep them for a soup but they aren't for this salad πŸ˜‰
  • Cut the grapes into halves.
  • Finely chop half of 1 medium sized red onion.
  • Add the broccoli, grapes, red onion, craisins, and slivered almonds into a large bowl.
  • In a jar or small bowl, add the vegan mayo, vinegar, maple syrup, lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Top the salad with the dressing, and give it a good mix.
  • If you have time, let it marinate in the fridge for up to 2 hours. Make sure to give it a quick toss before serving as some of the smaller items can fall to the bottom of the bowl.
  • Serve, and enjoy!

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Notes

This is the perfect side dish for a vegan BBQ or a great vegan lunch salad that’s packed full of fiber. Your friends and family will devour it, and won’t even know it’s vegan!Β 
Q: How long does broccoli salad last in the fridge?
A: Broccoli salad can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two days. If stored separately from the dressing it can last up to 4 days. πŸ™‚
Q: How far ahead to make broccoli salad?
A: It’s best if you can make it at least 1 hour ahead, but you can make it up to 24 hours in advance and it will still be nice and crisp!
Q: How do you make broccoli taste good?
A: Put it in a salad with all kinds of other yummy things – like this one 😜 Try it and let me know what you think! Broccoli also tastes good fried with olive oil and garlic, in soups, in teriyaki stir fry, or with a vegan cheese sauce.Β 
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3 thoughts on “The Best Easy Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad Recipe

  1. Emilie S. says:

    5 stars
    This was the perfect salad I was looking for! I made this and brought to my family BBQ as some of my other family members are also Vegan and it was a hit!! Thank you so much I also referred your vegan food blog to my cousins so they will also be checking it out πŸ₯°

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